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December 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM

District Council approves plan for new D.C. United stadium

It’s announcement that has been years in the making, one that many times looked unlikely to ever come: D.C. United is getting its own soccer-specific stadium in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Act of 2014 was approved unanimously on Wednesday for the development of a new, 20,000-25,000-seat stadium for DCU in…

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December 16, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Good soccer reads: Long winter nights

The Major League Soccer offseason is now truly upon us. MLS Cup is now firmly in the rearview, Landon Donovan still fully retired. The expansion draft has come and gone, as has Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft. Players don’t report to train camp until the week of Jan. 19, so it’s time to give yourself a…

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December 15, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Reports link Sounders with Real Salt Lake general manager Garth Lagerwey

Well that’s one way to shake up what had been a slow few news days. Real Salt Lake general manager Garth Lagerwey, one of the most respected front office members in Major League Soccer, is heading to Seattle, according to reports from both ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman and Sports Illustrated’s Brian Straus late Monday. Hearing at the…

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December 15, 2014 at 11:02 AM

DaMarcus Beasley announces retirement from U.S. men’s national team

DaMarcus Beasley, the only American player to have appeared in four World Cups, announced Monday his retirement from the United States men’s national team. Beasley, 32, finishes his career with the USMNT ranked in the top ten in games (121), goals (17), assists (13) and World Cup games (11). He helped the Yanks to the quarterfinals of…

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December 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

The Major League Soccer season may be over, but this sport never sleeps. Here are some options for filling the void this weekend: Manchester United vs. Liverpool, English Premier League, Sunday at 5:30 a.m. The two most historically successful clubs in English soccer go head-to-head, though the stakes are considerably less lofty this time around – each…

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December 12, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Toronto picks up Robbie Findley, Sounders pass in Stage One of the MLS Re-Entry Draft

Toronto FC snagged Real Salt Lake forward Robbie Findley with the sixth overall pick of Stage One of the 2014 Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft on Friday, while the Sounders passed at No. 16. The only two other players selected were former Sporting Kansas City goalkeepers: Montreal picked Eric Kronberg first overall and San Jose took Andy…

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December 12, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Sporting KC completes deal for former Seattle defender Jalil Anibaba

Former Seattle defender Jalil Anibaba is now a Sporting KC man, his new club confirmed Friday morning. As was first reported in the Kansas City Star on expansion draft day, Anibaba’s move completed a trade with Orlando City — who drafted Anibaba with its third-round pick on Wednesday — for veteran center back Aurelein Collin. Anibaba, 26,…

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December 11, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Three Sounders available in the MLS Re-Entry draft

Three Sounders (Tristan Bowen, Josh Ford and Marcus Hahnemann) are among the 62 players available in the Major League Soccer Re-Entry draft that begins Friday, the league announced Thursday afternoon. The Stage One draft of the Re-Entry process will take place on Friday, December 12 at noon PST and Stage Two of the draft will take…

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December 11, 2014 at 1:17 PM

UW senior Andy Thoma snags invite to MLS combine — Darwin Jones does not

University of Washington midfielder/defender Andy Thoma is one of 55 graduating seniors who have been invited to the 2015 MLS Combine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Jan. 8-13. Thoma started 19 games for the Huskies this season, notching two assists and helping UW to the final 16 of the NCAA tournament. A notable absence from the list…

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